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  • ButtonFunction is an option for ButtonBox which specifies the function to execute when the button is active and is clicked on.
  • The default setting for ButtonFunction causes the button to paste its contents at your current notebook selection.
  • ButtonFunction is used only with the setting Active->True either for the individual button, or for the cell which contains it.
  • With ButtonFunction-> f the first argument supplied to f is specified by the setting for ButtonSource, and the second argument by the setting for ButtonData.
  • Standard Mathematica precedence rules require parentheses in ButtonFunction->( body &).
  • Settings for ButtonFunction are often inherited from button styles via the ButtonStyle option.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.10.6.
  • See also: ButtonEvaluator, ButtonNote, NotebookApply, ButtonNotebook.